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  • Lake Como with Bellagio and Lugano Day Trip from Milan

    1. Lake Como with Bellagio and Lugano Day Trip from Milan

    Escape the hustle and bustle of Milan for a relaxing tour of the countryside of northern Italy and southern Switzerland, traveling in air-conditioned comfort in groups of no more than 25 people. Relax as you take in Alpine views and see stunning lakes and villas.  In less than an hour, you’ll pass the Italian boarder and arrive in Switzerland and take a scenic drive to the foot of the Alps. The first destination on your great escape is Lugano, the so-called “Monte Carlo of Switzerland.” Featuring breathtaking panoramas and excellent shopping opportunities, it is a destination you do not want to miss.  If you are craving artistic culture, take a relaxing walk through town to Chiesa di Santa Maria di Loreto church. For a spot of retail therapy, make your way over to the beautiful downtown shopping area, brimming with inviting shops, rich Swiss chocolate, and fine luxury goods.  Next, re...

    "A very pleasent experience! The guide tour was very informative, interesting and refreshing, accompanied by great transportation."

  • From Milan: Interlaken & Swiss Alps Day Trip

    2. From Milan: Interlaken & Swiss Alps Day Trip

    Depart Milan on a high-speed train for the town of Domodossola, the last Italian frontier before the Swiss border. Here, you will begin your adventure on the “Green Train of the Alps.” The train will take you on a journey through the Simplon pass, one of the most beautiful crossings in Switzerland. Cutting between the Alps, your knowledgeable English-speaking guide will introduce you to the secrets of mountains and the valleys as they appear before your eyes. After around 2-hours of breathtaking panoramas, you will arrive in Spiez, on the shores of Lake Thun. Here, you will stop for lunch (not included), before departing on your cruise to Interlaken on a state of the art steamboat. Whilst crossing the lake, take a moment to snap some pictures of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, 3 famous mountains whose recognizable shapes are reflected in the light blue water of the lake. Once in the Interla...

    Good tour operator and nice to try Europe train and see interlaken nice mountain view

  • Swissminiatur: Open-Air Miniature Park Entrance Ticket

    3. Swissminiatur: Open-Air Miniature Park Entrance Ticket

    Discover the whole of Switzerland in just 1 hour with a visit to the Swissminiatur park, a miniature version of the country which covers about 14,000 m². See over 128 models of the most famous buildings and monuments in Switzerland.  The detailed and authentic models include well-known sites such as the castles of Rapperswil, Chillon and Bellinzona, the Federal Parliament in Bern, and the Piazza Grande in Locarno. Moreover, a 3,560m long model railway with 18 trains runs through the park. It is fascinating to watch the variety of trains that run along the tracks, cross bridges and stop by at stations. Boats are in motion on the lakes, cable cars and funiculars go up and down the mountains, cars move on the highway. For garden lovers, the whole park is beautifully decorated with a selection of 1,500 different plants and over 15,000 flowers. The park is located in Melide, on the shore of...

  • Locarno: Wellness Center Termali Salini and Spa Admission

    4. Locarno: Wellness Center Termali Salini and Spa Admission

    Bathe in vertically arranged pools and explore the spa from different perspectives. From the outdoor pool, enjoy a stunning view across the lake and to the mountains.  The architecture of the pool is reminiscent of the famous Ticino river valleys, reflected in its modern abstract design which features alcoves, grottos and waterfalls. Be enchanted by the Mediterranean atmosphere, the breathtaking view of Lago Maggiore and the surrounding mountain panorama.  Together with a candle sauna and herbal steam room, the spacious sauna world on the lower floor also has a lake-view sauna with an idyllic panorama. Enjoy a private spa treatment, which can be booked onsite. The private spas are located on the upper floor and offer a high degree of privacy. Whether you have a treatment or not, you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and the private terrace with a view of the lake.

  • Lugano: 3-Hour Monte San Salvatore Tour with Funicular Ride

    5. Lugano: 3-Hour Monte San Salvatore Tour with Funicular Ride

    Your guided excursion begins on the lakeshore, where you can take a look at some cultural and artistic sites, such as the LAC Lugano Arte Cultura and the Santa Maria degli Angeli Church. Then, make your way toward the funicular. The Gulf of Lugano is special for having 2 mountains that demarcate its borders: Monte Brè and Monte San Salvatore.  After reaching the top with the funicular, take in the breathtaking views. Enjoy some free time to explore and have a picnic before it’s time to ride the cable car back down, concluding the tour. During your time on the mountain, benefit from a discount at the panoramic restaurant and check out all of Monte San Salvatore's activities, sure to please gourmets, sports enthusiasts, and lovers of culture and nature. Head off on a variety of hiking trails, which provide the opportunity to discover truly unspoiled nature, or try your hand at climbing on...

    We started in the morning with some history from Lugano, courtesy of our guide, then the group walked towards the funicular area, we took the funicular to the top of San Salvatore. Awesome views!!. There is a monastery, now a museum and 2 restaurants where you can have lunch al fresco.

  • Lugano: 4.5-Hour Monte Bré Visit w/ Funicular Ride

    6. Lugano: 4.5-Hour Monte Bré Visit w/ Funicular Ride

    Your guide will lead you through the city, to Cassarate, up to Monte Bré and back down to the bottom of the mountain. Meet your guide at the Lugano Region tourist office in Piazza Riforma. Start at the city’s heart with a boat ride to the little harbor of Cassarate.  Then, after getting on the funicular, enjoy the splendid views of the city center at your feet as you reach Lugano’s most uncontaminated summit. You will also get the chance to admire the fantastic panoramic view, which, on clear days, stretches all the way to Mount Rosa. Take a stroll and explore the small village of Brè, where life runs at a slow pace, while taking a look at the typical Ticinese houses, the church and the works of art.  Explore Monte Bré at your own pace, soak in the stunning views over Lake Lugano, the city and nearby mountain tops. The return ticket on the funicular, to get back down to Cassarate is in...

  • Lugano: 1-Hour Express Discovery Tour

    7. Lugano: 1-Hour Express Discovery Tour

    Fall in love with Lugano in just 1-hour on this express guided tour. After meeting your guide in front of the Museo Delle Culture, embark on a journey through the history, the local lifestyle, and the contemporary transformation of the city.  As you stroll through this Swiss city's picturesque streets, discover its parks, monuments, and historical architecture. Get the opportunity to get insider tips about the best cafes, restaurants, and bars to visit during your time in Lugano in order to make the most out of your visit.  Don't miss the opportunity to see Lugano through the eyes of a local, discover what daily life looks and soak up some of the city's characteristic ambience. This is the perfect experience for both those visiting for the first time and those returning to Lugano who wish to rediscover the city.

  • Interlaken: Original Eiger Jump Grindelwald

    8. Interlaken: Original Eiger Jump Grindelwald

    Meet your instructor for an induction and ground practice lesson at the drop zone office in Interlaken. Get geared up with a jumpsuit, harness, and goggles. After a short ride to the helicopter base, tape an interview for your video and board the chopper. A scenic helicopter ride will take you up along ski resorts Lauberhorn and Kleine Scheidegg to the peak of the famous Eiger mountain. Marvel at Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau mountains, and feel as though you can almost touch the peaks and glaciers. After surrounding the peaks, weather permitting, open the door of the helicopter, take a deep breath, and jump out! The speed will rapidly increase and soon, find yourself falling free at 120 miles per hour along the Eiger North Face. Guide the parachute to a safe landing in Grindelwald with the help of your Tandem Master, who will film your once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

  • Zurich: Private Panoramic Alpine Tour

    9. Zurich: Private Panoramic Alpine Tour

    Begin your exciting journey by being greeted by your English-speaking driver-guide at the lobby of your hotel in Zurich. From there, sit back and relax in your modern vehicle whilst taking advantage of the WiFi on the board. You soon reach Interlaken – a famous tourist destination boastfully settled city in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Widely known for its beautiful critical location, this town lies between the two lakes of Thun and Brienz. For this reason, it is an ideal base for exploring the beautiful mountains all around the central region of Switzerland. After spending some leisure time in the town of Interlaken, your adventure starts as you use your combined tickets for Brienzer Rothorn. Departing from Interlaken Ost, travel by boat to admire the pearls of Lake Brienz in the east side of Interlaken. As you travel, look deeply into the surrounding beauties of the authentic Swiss A...

  • Swiss Coupon Pass: 2-for-1 Offers in Switzerland

    10. Swiss Coupon Pass: 2-for-1 Offers in Switzerland

    The coupon book contains 100 exclusive vouchers with 50% discounts on food, sightseeing tours, entrance fees to tourist attractions, theme parks, UNESCO world heritage sights, Swiss castles, car and motorbike rental as well as class upgrades for train and boat journeys with a total value of 4,500 CHF. The Swiss Coupon Pass is available in English and German. Choose to either have your pass delivered (only available in Switzerland) or pick it up in Zurich, Geneva or Basel.

    I am surprised about the various offers I get and how easy it is to redeem the vouchers on spot. I`m usually not the coupon type of person but this is a great booklet to use when you travel throughout Switzerland with another person to benefit of 2 for 1 offers. You can save a lot of money for food (lunch/dinner) and the selection of restaurants is also very good. I am discovering lots of new activities in Switzerland, also off-the-beaten track and I can take a friend and pay only for one person, which is cool!!!

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 585 reviews

We had an absolutely lovely time. Our guide was fun, thorough, and had a lot of knowledge. Thank you, we can't wait for our next adventure.

"A very pleasent experience! The guide tour was very informative, interesting and refreshing, accompanied by great transportation."

Nice trip, beautiful lake and surrounding area. Tour guy organized, known well and explained every place we visited.

Katerina is great and knowledgeable, great english and helpful. Would recommend

Our guide Jo, was excellent, super friendly and knowledgeable. 100% recommend